Disaster averted: Adam Shaheen reportedly could play in Week 1

By Jesse Reed

Chicago Bears tight end Adam Shaheen went down on Saturday night with what appeared to be a potentially devastating lower-leg injury and had to be carted into the locker room.

Thankfully, it appears things looked much worse than what actually happened.

Acording to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Shaheen suffered a low-ankle sprain. More tests are coming, but if the current diagnoses holds, Rapoport says Shaheen wouldn’t be ruled out to play in Week 1.

That’s obviously some tremendous news for the second-year tight end out of Ashland, who was a second-round pick by Chicago last spring.

In his first NFL season, Shaheen caught 12 passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns.